Teachers shave heads to help 2-year-old with cancer

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PARKER, Colo. -- There are many ways to fight cancer.  Chemotherapy, drugs and surgery to name a few.

But at Chaparall High School in Parker, they have an additional method.

Twenty-two teachers, both men and women, are losing their locks for Haven Belle, who has neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve tissue.

For science teacher Erin Anderson, the fundraiser hits close to home.  Haven Belle is her 2-year-old daughter.

"Thanks to all the staff, you are good friends who have become good family," says a teary-eyed Anderson to the assembly in the gym. "My colleagues are the best people in the world, and for them to support my daughter like this … it's incredible."

Over 800 students filled the gym at Chaparall, watching in excitement as their favorite teachers get the Howie Mandel treatment.  All for Haven.

"Haven has her whole life ahead of her and we're helping her be able to live that," said one student. "The way this school helped out, joined together like a family, and helped this one little girl," said another.

And then came the moment for Erin, who wanted to stand in solidarity with her fellow teachers, and do whatever it takes to help her daughter Haven.

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